10 Most Popular Jewelry News Stories: Week of June 3

A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.

Labs Grade Diamonds, But Who Grades the Labs?

JCK sent a single diamond to a quartet of industry labs to gauge their consistency (or lack thereof). The results were surprising—provoking a look into how the trade views the inherently subjective process of certification.

Live From JCK Las Vegas 2013: Retailers Feeling Good Vibes at JCK

The crackling energy present on the first day of the 22nd annual JCK Show carried over into day two, prompting retailers and vendors alike to comment on the show’s feel-good vibes.

Report: Neiman Marcus Nixes Saks Merger

Neiman Marcus has put the kibosh on a proposed merger with Saks Fifth Avenue, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Ritani’s Grand Plans

Ritani is now embracing a clicks-and-bricks model, backed by big money, notably Cantor Fitzgerald’s investment arm, Cantor Ventures.

Tiffany & Co. Tops List of Most Searched For Brands in U.S.

Exclusive research provided to JCK by the New York City–based Digital Luxury Group analyzed 16 million online searches to reveal consumers’ jewelry preferences

Tory Burch Sues Six Wholesalers Over “TT” Logo

Women’s fashion company Tory Burch is suing six companies for allegedly producing jewelry with a similar design to its well-known “TT” Logo.

A Look Inside the Epicenter of the Jewelry Business: Signet Jewelers Headquarters

How a hard-charging CEO is changing the world’s largest jeweler.

Everything Jewelers Need to Know About How Obamacare Will Affect Their Businesses

What the affordable care act means for your bottom line.

Why Jewelers Should Be Taking Full Advantage of Pinterest’s Reach

Fine jewelry purveyors are flocking to the medium, having found that its visual nature makes it the ideal promotional vehicle

Shock, Puzzlement Follows GIA President’s Resignation

The industry expressed shock and puzzlement after the Gemological Institute of America announced that Donna M. Baker, its longtime president and CEO, had abruptly resigned “due to differing views on the direction of GIA.”

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